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Q & A SESSION

New York Times, Sunday, June 8, 2008

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 65 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0608 ( 21,397 )
Across
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Bear-named villainess in Superman films : URSA
5
Cause of a full stop for sailing ships : DEADCALM
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Ritzy Rio neighborhood : IPANEMA
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Column on a questionnaire : NOES
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Blasted, with "on" : UNLOADED
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Wreaked havoc on : RAVAGED
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They tremble in the slightest breeze : QUAKINGASPENS
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Apple pie order : ALAMODE
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Strip : UNROBE
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Hoedown sites : BARNS
28
Geneviève, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Beginning of a cowboy song refrain : YIP
30
Loathing : ODIUM
31
"Star Wars," e.g. : SAGA
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Parliamentary measure of 1774 : QUEBECACT
35
It's pitched : TENT
36
Abbey area : APSE
37
Introductory course? : SOUP
39
Grassy plains : LLANOS
40
Ten-millionth of a joule : ERG
41
Too much ink : BLOT
42
Arctic bird : SKUA
43
Run out : OUST
44
Period in which we live : QUATERNARYAGE
47
Addams who created the Addams family : CHAS
51
Drang's counterpart : STURM
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Sidesplitter : RIOT
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Word before and after "yes" : SIR
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Reason for lights going out : SHORT
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Trio of comedy : STOOGES
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Takes off : GOES
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"All ___" : RISE
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Mrs., abroad : SRA
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Recoiling from : QUAILINGAT
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Pursue : QUESTAFTER
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Hikes : UPS
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Compound that's subject to tautomerism : ENOL
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Vending machine tricker : SLUG
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Packard's partner : HEWLETT
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Scintillas : IOTAS
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Chess opening? : CEE
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Canine cry : YELP
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Cries shrilly : WAULS
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___ Mawr : BRYN
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"The Spirit of Australia" sloganeer : QANTASAIRWAYS
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Engorge : GLUT
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Wildly : AMOK
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Implements using fulcrums : OARS
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Red, e.g., once : FOE
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Credit card magnet : STRIPE
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Birthstone for some Libras : OPAL
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Stage direction : EXIT
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Relative of Welsh : MANX
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Daughter of James II : QUEENANNE
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Shadow : TAIL
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Attacks : HASAT
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Tea holder : URN
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Grasp : SEE
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Teem : SWARM
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Washing machine setting : GENTLE
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Title girl of a Willa Cather novel : ANTONIA
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Graham Greene novel set in Saigon, with "The" : QUIETAMERICAN
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Woodworker, at times : STAINER
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Without paraphrasing : VERBATIM
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Pig product : LARD
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Backwoods valleys : HOLLERS
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Freezing mixtures : CRYOGENS
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Scroll holders : ARKS
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Two wiggling fingers, maybe : UNQUOTE
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Drunkard : ROUNDER
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White-hot : SEARING
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Invite to a movie, say : ASKOUT
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Classic 1965 novel set on the planet Arrakis : DUNE
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Arts and Sciences major: Abbr. : ENG
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Gypsum variety : ALABASTER
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Amount to take : DOSAGE
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"It Happened One Night" director : CAPRA
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Mideast city that was once a British protectorate : ADEN
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Monocle, basically : LENS
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Members of 82-Down : MDS
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Ready to blow : IRATE
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Like forget-me-nots : PALEBLUE
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Gardner of "Mogambo" : AVA
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Where G.I.'s fought Charlie : NAM
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"Ararat" director, 2002 : EGOYAN
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Doc : MEDICO
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Mavens : ADEPTS
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Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co., today : IBM
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Slangy greeting : SUP
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Primer pooch : SPOT
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Wharves : QUAYS
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South African who twice won the U.S. Open : ELS
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Hidden drawback : CATCH
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El ___ (1942 battle site) : ALAMEIN
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Glide : SKATE
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"___ House," 1983 Madness hit : OUR
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Is a second-story man : BURGLES
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Stuffed shirts : SNOOTS
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Really mean : OGRISH
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What, to Camus : QUOI
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Capital on the Dvina River : RIGA
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Suffix with zillion : AIRE
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Low-cost stopover : HOSTEL
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Stops on le métro : ARRETS
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Word next to an arrow, maybe : START
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Daze : STUPOR
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Cozy and warm : TOASTY
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St. Lawrence and others : SEAWAYS
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In Harry Potter books, nonmagical offspring of wizard parents : SQUIB
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Treaded transport : SNOCAT
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Sign of a brake problem : SQUEAK
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Patrick of "X-Men" : STEWART
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Place between hills : GLEN
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Fruit named for its appearance : UGLI
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Fever causes : FLUS
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Spray under the sink : LYSOL
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1973 #1 hit for the Rolling Stones : ANGIE
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Tour de France stage : ETAPE
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Close : PROXIMATE
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More upset : QUEASIER
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Sawbones' org. : AMA
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Play a sax solo, maybe : WAIL
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Hosp. staffer : LPN
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1988 Tracy Chapman hit : FASTCAR
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Just for the heck of it : ONALARK
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Offers : EXTENDS
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Sport with a service line : SQUASH
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Seek aid from : TURNTO
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Many a tux : RENTAL
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Beginning of all New York ZIP codes : ONE
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Wild animal ID : EARTAG
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Battle of ___ Bay, 1898 : MANILA
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Gets warmer : NEARS
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Karate-like exercises : TAEBO
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The Beatles' "And I Love ___" : HER
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Plaintiff : SUER
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Lean and sinewy : WIRY
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Solitaires, e.g. : GEMS
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It's well-supplied : OIL
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Palm Springs-to-Las Vegas dir. : NNE
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Home shopping channel : QVC
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Watch unit: Abbr. : MIN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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